Category: Edit Corner
I do not know your game plan on the mining issue and neither am I questioning your integrity. I am just a scribe who spent a considerable time investigating and exposing illegal mining in the state. Our data and research was also appreciated by the Shah Commission team and you know this fact as well and even complemented my team on our job especially when we put up the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report – you were surprised how we got a copy of it.
I read with much amusement some media reports and Facebook posts about the attempt to topple the BJP-led government, while Parrikar was away on his London Trip. I say it was amusing, not because it is not possible to topple the Parrikar government but because to execute such an act would require money, strategy, commitment and above all some sacrifice. All of the above mentioned reasons are missing in the motley crew whose names have been doing the rounds for some months now.
The people of Goa must be grateful to your tenacity and persistence in exposing the gross illegalities and irregularities in the mining sector over the last couple years while you were the Leader of Opposition. Up until then the concept or term of illegal mining was not known to most of the Goans; even though the illegality must have existed in small measures.